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Brazil TV host accused of ordering killings for ratings

Brazilian politician and TV host, Wallace Souza, is under investigation for allegedly ordering at least five executions in order to boost ratings. The accusations came about partially because the show Canal Livre was always first on the scene to get footage of a number of murder victims. Souza denies the accusations.
August 12, 2009

Brazilian politician and TV host, Wallace Souza, is under investigation for allegedly ordering at least five executions in order to boost ratings. The accusations came about partially because the show Canal Livre was always first on the scene to get footage of a number of murder victims. Souza denies the accusations.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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